Fall Seminar Series "Local agroforestry initiative leads to enhance resource-poor livelihoods in Ghana"Agroforestry is an approach to land-use that incorporates trees into farming systems, and allows for the production of trees and crops or livestock from the same piece of land in order to obtain economic, ecological, environmental and cultural benefits. Agroforestry based land-use can be more productive in areas where continuous agriculture has resulted in soil and wind erosion, poor soil structure, low water quality and reduced biodiversity. Agroforestry land-use technologies have been identified in the Ghana Poverty Reduction Strategy (GPRS) as one of the key aspects promoting environmental sustainable cropping practices. The GPRS is the Government of Ghana’s (GoG) compilation of policies, strategies, programs and projects to support growth and poverty reduction. The overall goal of the University of Guelph's project is “to enhance livelihoods of the resource-poor”.
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